Contract Stringent Conditions, Opportunity For Eagles To Soar – Rohr
By Niyi Busari
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has said that conditions in the new contract extension will serve as an opportunity for him to charge the players to win the next African Cup of Nations and qualify for the 2022 World Cup, BSNSports.com.ng can report.
The Nigeria Football Federation has extended the Franco-German stay as Super Eagles coach till 2022. Rohr’s contract suppose to expire in June, 2020, based on his performance, the employer gave him two and half years contract extension under the conditions that he must lead the Nigeria senior national to 2021 AFCON champions and also pick the 2022 world cup ticket.
NFF President, Amaju Pinnick on his verified twitter handle on Tuesday while announcing Gernot Rohr’s contract extension revealed the two important conditions.
“We can now focus on qualifying for the World Cup and winning the Nations Cup. In truth, these are sacrosanct and Coach Rohr is aware of these conditions. Like the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development has rightly noted; we are uncompromising in these goals.”
Rohr, who will be 67 next month, while reacting to questions from Isiaka Adegboye, Radio France reporter believes he has a team that can achieve the set target and sees it as an opportunity for Super Eagles to win the title for the 4th time.
“The set target and conditions in the new contract will create a great chance to work harder with the players to qualify Nigeria for the 2022 World Cup and i am hopeful that they are good enough to win the African Nations Cup in Cameroon.
The 66-year old tactician thanked the NFF and Nigerians for the confidence they have in him and the opportunity given to him to lead Eagles to the glory land.
“I thank Nigerians and the NFF for the confidence they have in me to continue as Super Eagles coach. I have no problem with the two and half years deal.”
Rohr led Nigeria to first round Russia 2018 World Cup exit and a third-place title at the 2019 African Nations Cup in Egypt.